The long-awaited release by Palestinian-American poet Remi Kanazi is a diverse mix of unabashed resistance poems. Laced with searing indictments of occupation, ethnic cleansing, and war, Remi tackles some of the most important issues facing the world today. Additionally, included in the collection are forty-eight three-line poems for Palestine and a full-length spoken word poetry CD.
About the Poet
Remi Kanazi is a poet, writer, and activist based in New York City. He is the editor of Poets For Palestine (Al Jisser Group, 2008). His political commentary has been featured by news outlets throughout the world, including Al Jazeera English, GRITtv with Laura Flanders, and BBC Radio. His poetry has taken him across North America, the UK, and the Middle East, and he recently appeared in the Palestine Festival of Literature as well as Poetry International. He is a recurring writer in residence and advisory board member for the Palestine Writing Workshop.
“It is through art not the news that we feel and begin to understand the long night of suffering
and humiliation endured by the Palestinians. There is more truth, and perhaps finally more news,
in Remi Kanazi’s poems than the pages of your daily newspaper or the sterile reports flashed
across your screens.”
–Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize winner and Nation Institute senior fellow
“With Poetic Injustice, Remi Kanazi has burst onto the scene with breathtakingly honest prose
that shakes the reader’s preconceived notions of the Middle East and pokes holes into the
conventional wisdom that far too many people refuse to question. Run out and get this collection today—it will shake you up in a good way.”
–Cynthia McKinney, former US Congresswoman and Green Party nominee for president
“Repression creates resistance. It also generates beautiful artistic works, which become a cultural weapon in the struggle for the realisation of dreams.This book of poems is a shining example of tomorrow’s Palestine.”
–Ronnie Kasrils, African National Congress activist and former South African government minister
“Remi Kanazi’s poetry, full of defiance and longing, allows us to feel the power and pain of Palestine’s struggle.”
–John Pilger, Award-winning journalist, author, and filmmaker